EAST ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – People of all faiths came together to pray in the parking lot of East Orange Campus High School on Wednesday.
CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reports many stayed in their cars to respect social distancing rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic.READ MORE: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
Mayor Ted Green said the gathering was a way for the community to come together in support of those affected by coronavirus, injustice and the death of George Floyd.
“We have been going through a lot,” said Mayor Green.READ MORE: MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks
The faithful honked their horns in agreement as clergy asked for guidance from above.
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East Orange resident Alice Richards was among those in attendance.
“I just thank everyone around the world who are standing with us. We are making history. We will never forget it,” Richards said.MORE NEWS: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Mitchem, Bishop Victor Agee, Imam Abdoul Aziz Ouedrago and Rabbi Karen Perolman offered their words to lift the spirits of those in attendance.